Bobby LaMotte

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Robert Eugene LaMotte

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bobby LaMotte was an infielder for 21 years from 1916 to 1936, five in the Major Leagues and 19 in the minors. He served in Europe for the U.S. Army during World War I (BN).

From 1920 through 1922 he played for the Washington Senators and from 1925 through 1926 with the St. Louis Browns. His major league career was ended by an eye injury when he was hit by a ball.

He was later a minor league manager and executive for a few years. Then he managed the Savannah, GA Airport several years. Later, he operated a cigar store in a Savannah Hotel. He died at age 72 in St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah after a short illness and is buried at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah.


Principal sources for Bobby LaMotte include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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